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Re: What have you been doing today?
« Reply #25770 on: December 06, 2021, 07:57:32 am »
Katie, it's nice to see you on the forum again.

This afternoon I finished off a couple of hand made cards that I needed to get in the post this week.
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« Reply #25771 on: December 06, 2021, 08:50:39 am »
Thanks everyone  :)

Katie lovely to hear from you. Glad you and Richard are ok. Ral sends his regards. Glad your guests enjoyed the Tarts. I now roll several sheets of pastry into rolls and freeze them, ready to be cut into rings.  I also make the custard a day or two ahead.

Chookie - Richard says hello!  Please pass on our regards to Ral. 
I made the custard on Friday, then made the tarts on Saturday, and as we were so full we didnít eat them until Sunday - they were still perfect on Sunday.  Iíll definitely be making them again  :)
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Re: What have you been doing today?
« Reply #25772 on: December 06, 2021, 10:01:36 pm »
Thanks Katie. Well done with the tarts.  I looked at my recipe on my blog and it was all jumbled up. Fixed now.
Cookie, good news about the skin care.
More Xmas cooking today. I have just seen a recipe for Oatmeal thins. Not too sweet. Might try them.

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« Reply #25773 on: December 07, 2021, 05:14:04 am »
We had a coffee run this morning with our other car club. It's always great fun.
This afternoon I will possibly plan what I will cook for Christmas and bits I will put in the freezer.
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Re: What have you been doing today?
« Reply #25774 on: December 07, 2021, 08:59:42 pm »
6 monthly phone consultation with gut specialist.
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Baking a test batch of Florentines .

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Re: What have you been doing today?
« Reply #25775 on: December 08, 2021, 03:57:06 am »
Grocery shopping and then ordered the Christmas meat.
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« Reply #25776 on: December 08, 2021, 04:54:11 am »
I did my grocery shopping too. Each week I am constantly amazed at how much food prices are going up.
I have a Classic loaf rising and plan to do a fruit loaf and some biscuits.
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« Reply #25777 on: December 09, 2021, 07:22:54 pm »
Drove to Melbourne listening to audio book no L drivers for a change ! DH had the L drivers DS drove to his day in the shearing shed for Rist ag Certificate 11 in the manual Ute(the job was a good hour away )  . DH then collected DD and she drove the opposite direction to have DH car serviced !! DMIL collected them but DD drove her grandmotherís car all the way to collect DS . Now this ment back narrow country single roads , semi trucks coming towards you , ute with apparently someone that knew DD waving madly at her ď I was concentrating pulling off the road so much that I did not see who it was !Ē Funny yet terrifying . DH was Exhausted so he drove them all home he decided DS was not going to drive all four of them , good thing to as DS yawned all the way home , nothing like being a roustabout for a day to wear you out !

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« Reply #25778 on: December 09, 2021, 07:55:31 pm »
K Atie, I hate driving on single lane country roads.  Why are there so many big trucks using these roads?
I have nearly finished my Xmas cooking. Will deliver Ginger Sponge to hairdresser today and a Rhubarb tart to friend for his Birthday.

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« Reply #25779 on: December 09, 2021, 11:13:18 pm »
I imagine they all slept well last night K Atie.
2 happy recipients today then Chookie.
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« Reply #25780 on: December 10, 2021, 07:17:24 am »
Hair cut, two new pairs of spectacles, dumped the CPAP and got a mouth appliance (new speak for a mouth guard) for my sleep aponea / snoring instead.  Hope it works because it wasn't cheap!
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« Reply #25781 on: December 10, 2021, 07:31:18 am »
That sounds interesting Marina.
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« Reply #25782 on: December 10, 2021, 06:10:56 pm »
The reason for the big trucks on the small roads is harvest , they are generally the grain trucks . Thus the reason why the roads at home get large potholes too . Mind you lots of new road repair work lately also adds to easy wear to the soft new repair.
Did a little Xmas shop but nothing for immediate family opps !
DD apparently made dehydrated lemon in the oven .. they are black discs ! Yet a beautiful olive oil cake was made too. Immediately my response was please make some muffins for the boys and harvest , so they can go in the freezer! High hopes I have , everything is demolished before it gets into the freezer . Missing the kittens but think they are being loved yet not sure who is feeding Tommy!

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Re: What have you been doing today?
« Reply #25783 on: December 10, 2021, 08:33:45 pm »
Yesterday, hair cut then decided that we would have afternoon tea out. Ral had a yo-yo. ( not as nice as Mabs which are the gold standard), and I had a cheese and spinach scone. Awful. Donít know how they can sell something so tasteless and gluggy in texture. Now I know why everyone raves about my scones which are Nay Nays recipe.
Ham and Smallgoods delivery today. Iíve made some Portuguese Custard Tarts , bag of biscuits and Pate as a gift. Sebastian always adds something to our order during the year.
Cleaning out chook shed today.

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« Reply #25784 on: December 18, 2021, 08:46:19 pm »
Had a very big spoiling by my girlfriends, lunch for about 20 . They baked lightly rumbled  salmon fillets  , salad and potatoes, little bread rolls . And a beautiful three layered cake with strawberry butter icing raspberries on top . DD made this , found out the cooking part was a strawberry reduction . Sunday hot day perfect . All the kids helped DS and mate served the champagne wine all day . Best part was seeing the kids who had not seen each other for a year catch up and chat .